Top things to do

Top Choice Seafood in Sag Harbor

Dockside Bar and Grill

A local favorite inside the American Legion Hall (the original bar's still there); the seafood-heavy menu features a prize-winning, stick-to-the-spoon chowder and luscious avocado-lobster spring rolls, among other m…
Museum in East Hampton

East Hampton Town Marine Museum

One of your last outposts before you drive on to Montauk, this small museum dedicated to the fishing and whaling industries is as interesting as its counterpart in Sag Harbor, full of old harpoons, boats half the si…
Museum in Southampton

Parrish Art Museum

In a sleek, long barn designed by Herzog & de Meuron, this institution spotlights local artists such as Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning and Chuck Close.
Mediterranean in East Hampton

Nick & Toni’s

This Hamptons institution serves finely prepared Italian specialties using locally sourced ingredients; wood-fired pizzas are available on Monday, Thursday and Sunday. Despite attracting celebrity regulars, it treat…
Arts Center in East Hampton

Pollock-Krasner House

Tour the home of husband-and-wife art stars Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner – worth it just to see the paint-spattered floor of Pollock's studio. Reservations required for the guided tour at noon.
Church in Southampton

St Andrew's Dune Church

The triple spires of this 19th-century red wooden church glow beautifully in the afternoon light. You can come to Sunday service if so inclined, admiring the stained glass and quaint wooden pews, or simply enjoy a s…
Winery in Bridgehampton

Channing Daughters Winery

This vineyard has 30 acres of vine trellises and grape plants. Step across the wide stone patio dotted with plush chaise lounges that look out onto the property, and keep your eyes peeled for the Alice in Wonderland…
Winery in Bridgehampton

Wölffer Estate Vineyard

Stop by the graceful Tuscan-villa-style tasting room of Wölffer Estate Vineyard, the whitewashed walls and massive wooden beams of which set the scene for sampling the crisp whites and earthy reds Wölffer is renowne…
Museum in Southampton

Southampton Historical Museum

Before the Hamptons was the Hamptons, there was this clutch of buildings, now nicely maintained and spread around Southampton. The main museum is Rogers Mansion, once owned by a whaling captain. You can also visit a…
Pub in Southampton

Southampton Publick House

Near the movie theater, the Publick House offers an energetic bar scene and scrumptious pub grub in an open-air atmosphere – great for people-watching inside or out. Snack on the usual fare (wings) or plump for sea-…